(CNN) Minnesota Republican Rep. Jason Lewis, who once lamented that he could no longer call women "sluts," has lost his seat to Democrat Angie Craig, CNN projects.
Craig won by more than 5 percentage points in the race which CNN rated a "toss up."
The one-on-one race was a rematch of 2016 , when Lewis narrowly beat Craig.
Both sides saw the district as a key battleground, with the National Republican Congressional Committee releasing a targeted ad in September attacking Craig, a former healthcare executive, for corruption.
Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment," Lewis said in a March 2012 episode.
But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard.
Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut?". »